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Historical Walking Tour of Newcastle
"The tour begins at Earl Grey's Monument in Newcastle city centre and proceeds down Grey street to discuss the heritage of the Grainger Town. From there you stop on  Dean Street to look at the influence of Milburn House.Your next destina down onto Dean Street and up Dog Leap Stairs you focus on the 1960's and changes in physical geography. This leads to the Castle Keep - the location that gave Newcastle its name. From the Castle the you go up St. Nicholas's Street then to the Groat and the Bigg Market - both infamous and vital to the city. From here you continue onto Newgate Street. You pass The Gate go onto Low Friars Lane and then Dispensary Lane to Blackfriars - a medieval monastery.From Blackfriars you go to the Town Walls on Stowel Street looking at various battles in Newcastle's history. Following this onto Westgate Road and along to th"""The Historical Walking tour of Newcastle takes you through Newcastle's past from its roots in the Celtic age to the modern day. The tour shows you what has made Newcastle a world changing location! From the centre of town at Earl Grey's Monument this tour takes you on a journey in Newcastle's Past where Romes Soldiers
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Cultural Walking Tour of Newcastle
"The Cultural Walking Tour starts at the Earl Grey's Monument in the centre of Newcastle. Accompanied with your guide you walk along Blackett Street and onto New Bridge Street West where you discuss the Charles Avison Building and The Laing Art Gallery.You then proceed down John Dobson Street after which you turn west onto Market Street and head down Deen Street for a short distance to the Theater Royal before proceeding onto High Bridge Street.After leaving High Bridge Street you will head south down the Bigg Market to St Nicholas Square and the Cathedral itself. You will then proceed to the Castle Keep and the High Level Bridge which was built by Robert Stephenson where you will be shown some of the famous riverside sig"""The Cultural Tour of Newcastle shows you Newcastle's creations sons and daughters of note! It will show you the locations where Newcastle has been developed or influenced the world. From sports and music to products and theater
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Gory Walking Tour of Newcastle
"The tour begins at Earl Grey's Monument in Newcastle city centre and you will first head down Grey Street where you will look at medicine at the past. On  Dean street you will stop at the site of the old Turf Hotel.Your next stop will be the home of many notorious  and sympathetic characters. You will join Dog Bank after going along one of the old Chares looking at the life for the citizens of Newcastle in the past.The Tour then rejoins Dean street and goes along the Si"""The Gory walking tour of Newcastle takes you though the darker elements of Newcastle. From Necromancers Criminals Doctors and Surgeons of low moral quality and Resurrectionists the Gory tour will expose you to the life of many people in the past! This tour will help you understand how people survived in harsh conditions in any way they could the effect of small decisions have on many and how our attitudes to law and order have changed. This tour is not a ghost tour and will not involve paranormal activities during the course of the tour."
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Bells Restaurant

After walking around Durham s hilly streets it was great to find this place. Situated on a corner of the Market Place at number 11. its boast is Proper Fish and Chips, and they were. A good choice in...
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Swan and Three Cygnets

Pub known for its good selection of beers, ciders and other alcoholic drinks. The food menu looked good, but unfortunately, I can't say anything about the taste. A few of the local drinkers were...
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Jan 15, 2016

Market Tavern

Nice, real ale - oriented pub right in the city centre of Durham with typical British Pub food. The selection of beers makes it a good place for a nice evening. During daytime, it is a family-friendly...
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Airpunk
Jan 15, 2016

Queens Head pub / restaurant

I had been staying at the Queens Head a little out of town (see seperate tip) which is effectively a bar / restaurant with rooms upstairs and I spent a little time in the lounge bar which doubles as...
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planxty
Jun 25, 2013

Fighting cocks pub

Having had a hard day's sightseeing in Durham (and there are plenty of sights to see there), I decided a quick pint would be in order and dropped into the Fighting Cocks pub in South Street right in...
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planxty
Jun 21, 2013

La Bella italia

Looking for somewhere for lunch and not seeing a pub, we went in here. We were very pleasantly surprised as we had expected the usual franchise food. It is part of a franchise but a step above. The...
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hawkhead
Oct 21, 2012
 
 
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Oldfields Noted Eating House

We were really looking forward to visiting this restaurant for dinner on a recent visit to Durham. Our welcome was lukewarm and unenthusiastic, although our booking was honoured and we were seated...
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hawkhead
Oct 21, 2012

COSTA COFFEE

First thing I looked for when I arrive in a town or city is a Costa Coffee (or a Starbucks if Costa isn't available). I then plan my assault on the town over a delicious cup of Latte. LATTE AND LEMON...
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Jun 18, 2012

Bella Italia

Had a business meeting with the representative of the Perry company, Mr. Richard Driver and after spending an entire day examining the equipment he had to offer, he further enriched the offer by first...
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Martin_S.
Jul 25, 2011

Leonard's Coffee House

Found Leonard's while wandering the side streets off the Market Place. It looked to be inviting and it was to be sure a dreary day outside, cold, yes COLD and dreary, so decided to drop in and have a...
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Martin_S.
Jul 25, 2011

Leornard's Coffee shop

I had arranged to meet my niece, a student at Durham university, but due to the rather damp weather we decided to have a chat over a cup of tea. Hannah lead me down some steps, through a narrow and...
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jonathanbarker
Feb 26, 2011

The Saddler

On the way down from the Cathedral/Castle towards the city centre's market square, I found this little cafe which was recommended by a souvenir shop in the same street. I wanted some lunch, and a warm...
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jonathanbarker
Feb 26, 2011

Esquires Coffee

This chain Fair trade Coffee House is in the historic city centre and very near the River Wear. There are outdoor tables where you can able to people watch or sit by the river. The Fair Trade coffee...
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spidermiss
Sep 05, 2010

Fat Budda

This is an Asian restaurant which has , i think, Thai, Chinese and Hong Kong food on the menu.Its got a great atmosphere and is very nice inside.A bottle of Riocha is £18.Food is reasonable, between...
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littlebush
Dec 06, 2008

Top Hotels in Durham

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Old Elvet, Durham, Durham, DH1 3JN, United Kingdom
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Freemans Place, Walkergate, Durham, DH1 1SQ, United Kingdom
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Carrville, Durham, Durham, DH1 1TD, United Kingdom
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Station Road Gilesgate, Durham, Durham, DH1 1LJ, United Kingdom
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New Elvet, Durham, Durham, DH1 3AQ, United Kingdom
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University College, University of Durham, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RW, United Kingdom
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Top Things to Do in Durham

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Durham Castle.

The castle began in 1072 by order of William the Conqueror, today the castle belongs to Durham University. So it has been in use for defence and education. The castle is an UNESCO Heritage site.and is...
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Durham Cathedral

On the cathedral door is this knocker, this one is a copy, the real one is in safe keeping for exhibitions.The door Knocker is famous because in the middle ages, fugitives could use it to get ...
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Walks

It is well-known here on VT that I love to walk, I walk everywhere but generally if I am going out for a day's walking, i normally have it in my head that that is what I am going to do. It is not that...
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Market Place - Market Square

I overestimated the size of Durham's old town and was therefore also surprised to find a small marketplace instead of a larger one. However, the marketplace is nice to see and with all the tourists...
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Around Durham

The Market place is a nice small Square,with statues, the streets are pleasant to wander around,but hilly up and down to the river and cathedral. The Cathedral and Castle are on UNESCO World ...
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Durham Light Infantry Museum & Art Gallery

I had visited the excellent Durham Light Infantry Regimental Museum (see seperate tip on this page) and whilst trying to find my way out, I saw a sign pointing upstairs to the "Durham Art Gallery". I...
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"A trip down memory lane for sourbugger"
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"Daytripping to Durham"
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"Durham"
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"Durham"
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